The 2015-2016 year at Bard Prep has come to a close. Thank you for a great year. We look forward to seeing many of you at the Bard Music Camp and/or for the Fall semester. Have a great summer!
We encourage students to continue their lessons over the summer to keep building on their hard work from the year!
Please see below for the link to the summer lesson details.
Summer Lesson Link: Bard Prep Summer Lesson Information
Please Note the Summer Lesson Policies:
- Lessons will take Place at Bard
- Interested Students should contact the teachers directly to schedule lessons
- Payment is made directly to teachers
- 24 cancellation notice requested
Please check back with the link regularly for updated information!
Thanks to a lot of hard work from our families, the Bard Prep Bake Sale surpassed our goal of $6,000 for the semester, smashing the previous record!
Thank you to everyone that participated this semester. All proceeds go to the Bard Prep Scholarship Fund!
Goal: $6,000 FINAL TALLY: $6,165!!
Week 13: $515!
Week 12: $556
May 7: $556!
April 30: $511
April 23: $514
April 16: $536
April 9: $505
April 2: $401
March 12: $417
March 5: $499
February 27: $428
February 20: $430
February 6: $433
January 30: $420
SHAWN JAEGER – Prep Composition Faculty
a portrait concert of my music, including the premiere of a new work-in-progress for chamber orchestra, as well as a new piece for solo baritone saxophone
AMY PALOMO – Prep Voice Faculty
- May 20-29: Amy will sing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Amore Opera Company at the Sheen Center in The Village (NYC). Fully staged/costumed with orchestra under the baton of Doug Marin. Tickets and schedule information can be found at:
LUBA POLIAK – Prep Piano Faculty
- May 22 at 6:30 pm: solo faculty recital at Lawrence Memorial Chapel – Lawrence University (Wisconsin)
BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION! Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.
TUTOR/BABYSITTER LIST – Please Submit Names and Suggestions if you have them! –
This Saturday, May 14th is the last day of classes and lessons for this semester at Bard Prep. Thanks to everyone for a great semester and year. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
Upcoming Bard Prep Events:
May 14: Bard Prep Fall Semester Registration Deadline for Returning Students
June 1: Bard Music Camp Registration Deadline
July 11-23: Bard Music Camp
September 6 and 10: First Days of the Fall Semester
The Musicianship Class Composition Recitals are this Saturday, May 14th. Recitals will take place during regular class times. Please see below for the schedule and let us know if you have any questions.
The Composition recitals will take place in Blum Hall (2nd floor of the music building). Students should go to their Musicianship Classes at the regular time and the teachers will bring them to Blum Hall at the recital time. Families and friends are welcome to attend and should come directly to Blum Hall at the scheduled time. Recitals will be approximately 30 minutes each.
10:30 Recital: Performers will be:
- Shawn Jaeger’s Composition Students (Anthony, Aleksandra, Ethan)
- Shawn Jaeger’s 10:00 Musicianship Class
11:30 Recital: Performers will be:
- Shawn Jaeger’s 11:00 Musicianship Class
- Ryan Kamm’s 11:00 Musicianship Class
12:30 Recital: Performers will be:
- David Temple’s 12:30 Musicianship Class
2:30 Recital: Performers will be:
- David Temple’s 2:00 Musicianship Class
- Shawn Jaeger’s 2:15 Musicianship Class
Please register by May 14th with deposit ($100 non-refundable per instrument or voice) to reserve the spot with your teacher. General registration will open on May 15th so lesson times will go fast! Stop by the office or send us an email to register.
Below is the Calendar for the 2016-2017 year:
Sep 10 through January 14 (off Oct 8, Nov 26, Dec 24 and 31)
Snow date: Jan 21
Sep 6 through January 10 (off Oct 11, Nov 22, Dec 20 and 27)
Snow date #1: Dec 20
Snow date #2: Jan 17
Jan 28 through May 20 (off March 18, April 15)
Snow date: June 3, 10
Jan 24 through May 16 (off March 21, April 11)
Snow date #1: May 23
Snow date #2: June 6
We have two Bard Prep students graduating and leaving us this year. Ethan Richman has been a student in the Prep division since 2008 and Cassandra Whitehead joined in 2015. Luckily, both are attending Bard next year! We wish them the best in their future studies and lives.
I will be graduating this May and plan to enroll right here at Bard College. I am aiming to double-major in physics and mathematics. The courses I’ve previously taken at Bard over the past few years should ensure that I graduate in a normal 4-year timespan! Of course, when time permits, I’ll continue to hammer away at the ivory keys down in the basement of Blum and hope to see you all on future Saturdays!
After months of attending auditions I finally received all of my acceptance letters. I was accepted to many amazing programs, including the program here at Bard. Being a part of the preparatory division this year definitely made Bard come out on top. I decided to attend Bard next year. I will major in Music and study theatre as well. Thank you to all of those involved in the program here; especially Ryan, Susanne, Shawn Jaegar, and Amy Palomo. I feel fully prepared to step into the college setting and train for a career in music. Thank you all.